Welcome to the Manti-La Sal National Forest 

The deep sandstone canyons, mountaintops, meadows, lakes, and streams of the Manti-La Sal National Forest create a diverse landscape.  From the Abajos and La Sals in southeastern Utah to the Wasatch Plateau and Sanpitch mountains hundreds of miles away in central Utah, the Forest is a welcome retreat.

What you may not know about the Manti-La Sal. . .

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For current conditions, see the reports on the right hand side of this page in the Quick Links section. If you need additional information:

Ferron/Price Ranger Districts, please call 435-636-3581

Moab/ Monticello Ranger Districts, please call 435-259-7155

Sanpete Ranger District, call 435-283-4151

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The Manti-La Sal National Forest asks the public to please recreate responsibly. Law enforcement and/or search and rescue operations may be limited due to COVID-19 issues. High-risk activities such as rock climbing, etc. or backcountry activities that increase your chance of injury or distress should be avoided. We also encourage you to follow public health guidelines regarding social distancing while you recreate in National Forests. For more information about how the Forest Service is responding to COVID-19, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/about-agency/covid19-updates.

For Utah's Guidelines, please go to https://coronavirus.utah.gov/.


Current Closure Orders

Chicken Creek Closure Order Extension 04-10- 1-20-02

Chicken Creek Road Closure Order 04-10- 1-20-01 

Pole Creek/Coal Hollow Fires Camping & Road Closure 04-10-3-20-01



Free Firewood Permits June 1 -30, 2020

The Manti-La Sal National Forest is issuing free use wood permits beginning June 1st and continuing through the month of June. All free use wood permits issued in June will be for up to four cords of wood, per-household, and will expire on June 30th.

Avalanche Forecasts

The Utah Avalanche Center saves lives. Check out www.utahavalanchecenter.org for up to date forecast information.

Know Before You Go!

The Utah Legislature has designated the first week of December each year as Avalanche Awareness Week. During Avalanche Awareness Week, the Utah Avalanche Center and its partners will host events, classes, and other activities to promote avalanche awareness, education and safety.

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Every Kid Outdoors

Every Kid Outdoors

Every Kid Outdoors allows United States 4th graders to get a free pass that will cover entrance fees at federal recreation lands such as US Forest Service sites.

Candland Mountain Trailhead

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The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has donated a trailhead and parking lot in Huntington Canyon to the Forest. The trailhead gives users access to the Candland Mountain Trail and other trails.

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